In addition to attending an event in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, GLAAD encourages transgender individuals, as well as families, friends, and allies to help raise awareness about this important day through social media.
The New York Post yesterday ran a story discussing criticism of Chaz Bono for his recent comments about his transition, but referred to Chaz and Stephen Ira, the transgender son of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, as “she-men.”
As part of a national conversation about anti-gay bullying and harassment, parents and students are standing up to say there is no room for dangerous bullying behavior in our schools. Students should be able to have relationships of trust and mutual respect with their guidance counselors, something that ex-coach Pat Lynch clearly violated with his reckless decision to distribute the “Hurt Feelings Report.”
On Sunday, November 20, the West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board will be hosting an event to commemorate the 13th Transgender Day of Remembrance from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the West Hollywood/Los Angeles area. The theme of the event is "We Are The Change" and will feature a number of guest speakers and performers.
Massachusetts will become the 16th state to treat transgender citizens as a protected class after legislature passed the Transgender Equal Rights Bill, which not only adds protections to the state's civil rights laws against employment, education, housing and credit discrimination, but also adds gender identity and expression to the state's hate crimes law.
Ja'briel Walthour is a transgender advocate and author. She has participated in GLAAD's National People of Color Media Institute and has written for The Huffington Post. Below, you can read her thoughts on the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Since Chaz Bono's casting on Dancing With The Stars, GLAAD has been profiling prominent transgender advocates and members of the community on a weekly basis. Previously, we featured transgender advocates Stephanie Battaglino and Mari Rosenberger.You can read Stephanie's thoughts on the Transgender Day of Remembrance below.